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at the military might of ukraine and russia, we'll have an international security analyst jim walsh, at the bottom of the hour, at 6:30. there's more online at aljazeera.com. we have a live blog updating the crisis in ukraine. still ahead on aljazeera.com. it's two days before fat tuesday. we'll head live to new orleans for mardi gras. plus... >> i'm stand -- stephanie stanton, the rain storms in california are on the way out. was it enough to dent the drought. >> and dreams coming true - we head to the red carpet as oscar gets ready to steal the limelight tonight. >> welcome back. after months of drought california has seen a lot of rain. it's still not enough to ease the dry spell. stephanie stanton has more. >> it is welcome rain here in this community, an hour north of the los angeles. anywhere between 1-6 inches fell. meteorologists say it's nowhere near enough to break the drought that has been plaguing california in recent years. >> a large area is at 5-25% of normal, even after the rain fall week. it puts it in perspective, and the entire area is below 50% of normal. >> the terrible thing
. >> two pulitzer winning journalists discussed this issue, jim risen was jailed for refusing his source on government security. >> if we cannot provide confidentiality, and if that confidentiality can be threatened in court, then they will not be willing to go -- to reveal what's going wrong in the government. >> that issue between the press and the government yielded a surprising result in reporters without borders latest world press freedom index. for more than a decade, the organization has sent questionnaires to selected researchers and human rights activists in 100 countries. media independence, the environment in which reporters work and transparency, to affect news gathering. this year fin hand, the netherlands and norway lead the list. but the u.s., regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46, one rung above haiti. sandy baron questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the general respect for rule of law in this country. the general respect for free press. >> a lot of pe
and everyone is talking about the masked men. jims. >> lebron james knows how to make a fashion statement. like you. he has been creating a buzz after wearing a black mask to protect his broken nose. he said he went with the batman look to match the miami uniforms. the kings scoring 31. james did not get league approval to wear the shield. they said it's a no-no. according to an n.b.a. official the league prefers the players to wear the clear shield so opponents can see the eyes. >> i like the black mask. >> the new york yankees broadcasting live on three tv networks in japan at 3am for a spring training game. here is the reason why. masahiro tanaka made a debut against the phillies, and the $155 million input was very good. the 25 year-old masahiro tanaka dazzled, three strike outs in two scoreless ippings of work. throwing 31 pitches, receiving a standing ovation as he left the field. >> tiger woods got his mojo back. he got off to a rough start. he barely made the cut yesterday. tiger was getting his grove on like you would not believe. he carded 65. tiger is sitting at 5-under par for the t
to do with the 1990's when she was allied to prime minister who was jim prisoned in the u.s. for about six years and was released a couple of years ago. the allegations are not something new. they've been around for a long time. allegation of corruption are pervasive throughout ukraine's political class. this is not something that she fears. >> this is nothing new. >> no, it's not new. the boxer made money from sports. >> sure, he was a boxer. >> all of the other political forces in one way or another have drown in corruption, all political parties in ukraine don't get money from membershipp dues. they get it from money in offshore zones. that lack of transparency within the political system has been there for a long time. there's a need to separate and break bonds between business and politics and there's certainly a need to fight corruption. no ukrainian leader, none of the four presidents of ukraine have ever had the political will to fight corruption and hencey ukraine is described by transparency international the n.g.o. watchdog on corruption as the most corrupt country in europe
calls for the release of our three aljazeera colleagues jim prison in europe. peter has written this letter from prison. here's part of it. >> as a journalist, this is my battle, i can no longer pretend it will go away by keeping quiet and crossing my 15ers. i have no particular fight with the egyptian government, just as i had no interest in supporting the muslim brotherhood or any group here. i am committed to a fundamental freedom of the press that no one in my profession can creditably work without. >> a day of solidarity with colleagues held in egypt. they are held by egyptian authorities nearly two months ago, charged, accused with spreading false news and belonging to a terrorist group. aljazeera all along denied the charges. we demand their release. public events are taking place in 30 cities around the world today to highlight the challenges all of us journalists place and to put pressure for their release. a cameraman detained in egypt for seven months was freed earlier this month, saying he was abused and tortured almost daily by security staff. >> cells were two by t
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